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FOX News
Jan 28, 2013 12:00am EST
of hannity. now for the next hour we are going to be taking a look at the bills of government in washington, d.c. and how it is making a lot of people very rich with your hard-earned money. we spent author peter sweitzer to our nation's capitol to take us inside america's biggest boom town. take a look. >> washington, d.c., the nation's capitol. the seat of federal power. increasingly a town that is is very rich. the local native american named the river platomic which means where goods are offloaded or where tribute is paid. today that tribute comes in the form of trillions of dollars of taxpayer money that floods into this city every year. well one out of every six americans worries about where their next meal is coming from, washington, d.c. has the highest rate of fine wine consumption in the united states. while one out of four americans has a mortgage that is under water seven of the 10 wealthiest counties in the united states are counties around this region washington, d.c. now has the highest per capita income in the entire united states. they just passed silicone valley. you are go
FOX News
Jan 27, 2013 9:00pm EST
of "hannity". for the next hour we are taking a look at the business of government in washington, d.c. and how it is making a lot of people very rich with your hard earned money. we spent author peter switzer to our nation's capital to take us inside this new american boom town. take a look. >> today the tribute comes in the form of trillions of dollars of tax payer money that floods into this city every year. >> while one out of every 6 americans worries about where their next meal is coming from, washington, d.c. has the highest rate of fine wine consumption in the united states. while one out of four americans has a mortgage that is under water, seven of the ten wealthiest counties in the united states are counties around this region. washington, d.c. now has the highest per capita income in the entire united states. they just passed silicone valley. >> you are going to discover that washington, d.c., a town that used to be a town of sleepy bureaucrats is now a town of moz ratty deal moz rot at this deal fine wine luxurious homes and luxurious shops. it's a washington, d.c. a lot of people
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 10:00am EST
to operate, most county government operate under, we right now have $88 trillion of things we're going to have to pay for we have no idea where we're going to get the money over the next 75 years. $88 trillion. you know, that's about 1.05 trillion more in bills coming due than what we have over the next 75 years. if you didn't grow the government or the economy at all why have we put ourself in that position? and so the fact is we're now, the federal reserve has increased its balance sheet. of in other words, it's created $2 trillion worth of funny money. they printed $2 trillion worth of money and, ultimately, the pain of that is going to fall on the middle class and the very poor in this country. and it's going the defeat what both parties say they want. and yet we don't have the courage today to make the tough choices even if it means we lose our seats to secure the future for this country. we put ourselves first instead of the country first. it is not hard. if -- any american citizen if they read "back in black," they can go to our web site and read it, there's a lot of common sens
FOX Business
Jan 27, 2013 2:00am EST
it on government spending cuts and stories like this. bus tires are slashhed and disabled kids are stranded in the middle of the union driver strike should unions be blaming themselves? i am dave asbin. welcome to forbes on fox. steve, and elizabeth and rick and mike and bill. steve, who do unions have to blame for >> the public sector salaries are unaffordable . private sector, people are find figure you want real growth, you can't be strangle in the work rules. in chicago, unions made a few concessions because conventions are saying we'll not come and can't get anything done. >> there is a sense that the unions care more about the political power than jobs. look at what happened to boeing 747 and twinkies . american airlines. they went bankrupt. >> i will not deny that unions haven't played a roll in shooting themselves in the foot. they did to some deagree. you do find that 50 percent of it was due to anticollective bargaining agreements that we are seeing in the states . right to work legislation . these things are taking a toll. we are seeing the thing that is unions spent so many year
SFGTV2
Jan 21, 2013 9:00pm PST
a cover story about the failure of americans to understand our government. some very scary statistics. two out of every three graduating high-school students today believe that the three branches of government are republican, democrat, and independent. that is an actual poll. 75% of all americans don't know that religious freedom is protected by the first amendment. 75%. more americans can name the judges on "american idol" than on the supreme court of the united states. what does this mean to us? how did we get here? well, first of all, unless the next generation understands the obligations imposed by the constitution, we are going to have a serious, serious problem. my children can always tell me about their rights, but very rarely tell me about their responsibilities. those responsibilities are critical to our future as a country. the fact of the matter is, if we do not understand the constitution, if our children do not understand the constitution, and appreciate the separation of powers, and appreciate the different roles that are branches of government are meant to play, how are our
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2013 8:30am EST
to the government can become prohibitive at times. so at life technologies what we've done is we try to focus our investments on technology that while the technology itself may be expensive, if you look holistically at the total cost of that patient event, it's significantly reducing the overall cost. let me tell you what i mean by that. if you have an $80,000 cancer drug regiment that only works in 25 percent of the patients, if we run a thousand dollar test and pick the 80% that don't receive benefit from that drug, not only do we spare the patient the side effects, we save health care a tremendous amount of cost. the administration, the obama administration a few years ago when we were in the throes of trying to figure out what we were going to do about health care, they used to quote some data, that $70 billion in 2008 was spent on oncology drugs and somewhere between 20 and 25 billion had no impact on the patient. so if we were to spend three billion in these amazing test capabilities to pick the 25 billion that wasn't going to respond, you save the overall health care costs. so we really ar
FOX Business
Jan 22, 2013 11:00am EST
changing the laws left and right. >> they want the government to take care of people. >> we use to get rabbit and some other things. stuart: your honor, my child excluded from the cafeteria. poisoned and school. give me a million dollars. >> all i grew up with was peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and school. >> peanut butter and jelly is the best sand -- sandwich. stuart: i was surprised. >> they owe you money. sue them. stuart: dagen and, oh, it is yours. dagen: on american. connell: i love peanut butter, myself. good morning, everybody. dagen: what will the president do to get america back to work. connell: president obama was unable to talk these guys. more importantly, can we keep this up? dagen: a key to a better economy. keys to your house, a new house hopefully. connell: let's talk about the markets. nicole petallides starts us off as she does each day with stocks now. nicole: taking a look at a market that really has shown strength over the last seven of the past nine weeks. the dow trading as high as 13,682 prior to pulling back here into negative territory. we are seeing mu
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 12:00pm EST
rated as one of the worst two-year sessions in the history of the united states government. well, what are we going to do differently? how is it that we only addressed one out of 24 appropriation bills over the last two years? how is it that so many important bills never made it to the floor of the senate, bills such as the replacement for no child left behind, coming on bipartisan vision out of -- out of committee? how is it that so many bills came to this floor to never see a final vote? the disclose act which would have eliminated secrecy in campaign donations. the dream act, which would have honored creating a future for those who know only america as their home. the president's jobs package, which would have helped put america back to work. the closing of loopholes for the biggest, most wealthy oil companies. those funds could be put to use, reducing our deficit or funding critical programs for working americans. on issue after issue after issue, we saw inaction. and what we heard yesterday at the start of this next two years was a call from the president for action. he said in hi
PBS
Jan 24, 2013 2:30pm PST
. >> thank you so much for having me. >> change has already come. european governments are worried about the threat of terrorism in benghazi, libya, they are urging their citizens to leave immediately. britain, germany, and the netherlands have intelligence of a specific and imminent threat against westerners in the city a week after foreign hostages were seized and killed in algeria and four months after the u.s. ambassador was killed in benghazi. no one is taking any chances. our security correspondent reports. >> and other terrorist threat in north africa. the foreign office told all britons in benghazi to leave immediately because of a specific and imminent danger. >> this is a turbulent part of north africa and the whole of the region, north africa is an area where various militant groups organize. want to prevent that threat but we have got to put the safety of british citizens first. >> libyan officials say the warning to them by surprise. >> this announcement hints at something that is not exist on the ground. this is not justified enough in our opinion. >> only a few months ago,
SFGTV2
Jan 20, 2013 7:30pm PST
of resistance. but we deal with that through enlightened government policies, feedback, and changing them when we find they do not work. and encouraging the private sector where the ideas come up. i do not think -- steve jobs working in his career came up with stuff. i did not know that steve jobs was working in that group on the computer. we want to have space for that. we need space for innovation, it is a constant challenge. the power of the conventional is so overwhelming and the convergence is so powerful that to try to innovate is exhausting in government. let me tell you. in spite of that, i am ready for several more years of innovation. i hope you are. i hope california is. [laughter] [applause] >> for this next question, let's pretend that president obama is sitting in this chair. but pretend this is a private room -- let's pretend this is a private room. we need everyone out there to be quiet. if you were here along with the president, what are the two things you would tell him you need to make your state more competitive or all states more competitive? >> i think and i am an unabash
FOX Business
Jan 25, 2013 6:00pm EST
benefit guarantee corporation, a government agency, and it sounds like your pension is guaranteed. in fact, it's right in their name, but guess what, it's not guaranteed. it's a bloated group losing billions of dollars each and every year, and it looks like they need a taxpayer bailout if things do not change, and soon, but back to yoou. if your mployer goes under, they dump the pension on to the government agency, but the rules changed, and depending upon how much you are owed, you may just get very small portion of it. crepts on the dollar. ask the employees of pilots from united or delta who get just a small portion of what they were promised, so don't believe the name or the guarantee. promises made to you may be broken, and i don't want you snick snickered -- snickered by the misleading name of this agency. melissa? melissa: thanks, see his show this weekend on saturday and sunday. also, be sure to catch my exclusive interview with illinois state treasurer on monday. he's going to come on to take about illinois' lowers credit rating. a big story monday, 1 p.m. eastern here on
FOX News
Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
yesterday with one reference to the deficit. if no debt limit is reached, however, the government could default on its obligations within weeks so watch that story. martha: well, this is an interesting one. pro golfer, phil mickelson, doing a little bit of backpedaling today saying he regrets the public comments he made on the issue of his taxes in california. mickelson said he may move out when he made the original comments, of the state, because all taxes combined end up to more than 60% tax rate. now he is telling fox news contributor jim gray, quote, finances and taxes are a personal matter and i should not have made a opinions of, on them public. i apologize to those who i have upset or insulted and i assure you i intend not to let it happen again. why would he feel the need to do that? stuart varney, joins me, anchor of "varney & company" on the fox business network. stuart, this is an interesting one. >> it really is. the left beat up on phil mickelson big-time because he complained about all the tax money he has now got to pay. specifically you had, basically the left is saying
FOX Business
Jan 25, 2013 5:00pm EST
governments. they cut roughly 700,000 jobs m i think that's the principle reason why in the public sector it declined, but, alsoing i think you'll see an increasing understanding by american citizens that collective bargaining doesn't really make a lot of sense in the public sector. i mean, here you have unions using their money and power to elect officials, and then they sit down with the state and local officials to negotiate a collective bargaining package. it doesn't work. melissa: why doesn't it work? >> because they get too much. they get wages, benefits, and pension plans that the state and local governments can't afford. melissa: still, unions, i mean that's not a reason for dropping from the union. you like the idea they get me great benefits that looks good. i don't think a lot of people believe down the road the reality of it is they will not actually receive that money and those benefits because the tax base doesn't support it. do people realize that and realize unions are not working in their best interests in i don't think so. >> no, i think that's a god point, but what was
CNBC
Jan 21, 2013 9:00am EST
, the fourth-largest investment bank in the world. >> isn't the government supposed to protect the investors? >> yes. >> aren't they charged with informing investors? >> yes. >> why didn't they do it? >> welcome to 60 minutes on cnbc. i'm bob simon. even though fraud played a significant role in the 2008 meltdown of the american economy, as of late 2012, there have been several civil suits filed against major wall street financial firms, but not a single criminal prosecution. in this edition, we look back at the 2008 financial crisis and the failure of government regulators to prosecute those who might be criminally responsible. later, lehman brothers bankruptcy investigator anton valukas shares his findings on the collapse of the giant investment bank where no senior official has ever faced charges in the biggest bankruptcy in u.s. history. but first we begin with a nine-month 60 minutes investigation looking for wall street cases that might have prosecutorial merit. in december 2011, steve kroft reported on two such cases. we begin with a woman named eileen foster, a former senior executiv
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2013 12:00pm EST
government as. and they are just as powerful relative to the state as tallis to france and maybe even more so yet only in america would we have a state oil company that lives in opposition to the state in which it resides. shrek stiller sent recently told scouting magazine that his favorite book is that this charge by i'm rant. that is a sort of touchstone for libertarians. it is an attitude of sort of skepticism, let's say generously toward the government that is peculiar. the equivalent company in france or italy or even in britain would be -- with have all gone to the same universities as the president of the united states. it would be buddies. it would be an interlocking sense of world youth and maybe even if they would work arm and arm with the french government abroad in order to secure the interest and so forth. but, you know, this country, we are skeptical of our government. and the last irony, we are also skeptical of concentrated power. so here, an institution with enormous concentrated power of his chief executive reads a book that is basically about the dangers of concentrated pow
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2013 11:00pm PST
organic law. and saying that the constitution could not possibly have anticipated our every governing question. i invite you to imagine if you will, just close your eyes and just imagine the right wing outcry. if president obama called the constitution organic law. instead of saying this. liberals have always understood that, they understood it when president lincoln said it and when president obama said it. but conservatives have never, ever understood that when times change, so must we. and the day conservatives actually do understand that, they will no longer be conservatives. >>> obama land. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. yesterday we discovered the obama doctrine. put simply, it's to continue the american revolution well into the 21st century. defined economic equality for women, full equality all out for gay people. and full political and financial opportunity for people of color. everything about yesterday screamed with this manifesto from the makeup of the crowd to the people in the inaugural platf
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2013 11:00pm EST
, we experienced the majesty of our democracy, a ritual only possible in a form of government that is of and by and for the people, a day made possible because there are patriots like each and every one of you who defend our freedom every single day. [cheers and applause] so this whole party is just another way to say something we can never say enough. thank you, thank you for volunteering, thank you for stepping up, and thank you for keeping us strong, for always making us proud. i have no greater honoring that been your commander in chief [cheers and applause] it's because of you that with hon your we're able to end the war in iraq, because of you that we delivered justice to bin laden. [cheers and applause] because of you that it's even possible to give afghans a chance to determine their own destiny. we are going forward and will keep our military the findest fighting force that the world's ever known. now, tonight, we're also joined by some of our service members in afghanistan. they can't see us, but we can see them on this monitor. who we got there? general, are you the
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 12:00am EST
national energy policy then the federal government is, and they're just as powerful relative to the state as tal is so france and even more. so only in america would we have a state oil company that lives in opposition to the state in which it resides. rex tillerson recently told scouting magazine his favorite book is atlas shrugged by ayn rand, and it suggests an attitude of skepticism toward the government that is peculiar. now, a company in france or italy or britain would be -- would have all again to the same universities as the president of the united states, they would be buddies and a locking sense of world view and maybe even,s they would work arm in arm with the french government abroad in order to secure they're -- their interests, but this country, we're skeptical of our government, and the irony is we're also skeptical of concentrated power. so exxonmobil is an institution with enormous concentrated power. the chief executive reads a book that is basically about the dangers of concentrated power and celebrates it. so we're a funny country. >> host: one of the things that came
FOX Business
Jan 25, 2013 9:00pm EST
companies. it's also pension funds. governments are in these money market funds. it matters very much what happens to them. >> you're absolutely right, gerri. i explained this to someone the other day, and he said the cure is worse than the disease. that sums it up. the money funds are safe, okay? they are not guaranteed, but they are very safe breaking the buck with the frequency of haley 's comet. this causes institutions to put money elsewhere has a detrimental effect because companies rely on being able to issue short term debt in the money market so that they can buy inventory, meet payroll, and that's why they stabilized the money funds back in 2008 to begin with which, by the way, didn't cost taxpayers a dime. gerri: bringing you to the topic now, which is, you know, okay -- other people, you know, people who support this would say at the end of the day the government doesn't have to stand behind the funds. taxpayer dollars at risk. who is right? >> well, when all is said and down, money flows where it's treated best, and when you start puts fees and regulations in the money, it's g
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2013 2:00pm PST
have change being a grassroots entity but it has to have a component of the state and government to help foster it, and the line that really stuck out to me was these truths can be self-evident but they're not self-executing. what he made was a case for why there is an important role for the government to play to basically protect our rights but also to advance us as a society whether it's on climate change, immigration reform, bank regulations, and so on down the list. it was a progressive case but it wasn't necessarily the big government case. >> let's talk about some examples. i think you know them. the right wing ideas of rights is leave me alone, i got enough guns here in this house to hold you off for a couple days anyway if the government comes in with helicopters. progressives' idea of rights is couple young people would like to go to the university of mississippi tp it took the federal troops to go in there to get them in the door. a governor named george wallace tried to stop people at the door at the university of alabama, they had to be pushed aside. that's an aggress
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 8:00am EST
of government to regulate guns, but they also put a definite boundary on how far those can go. so an outright ban on handguns like we had in chicago before, like washington, d.c. had, that goes too far. whether the second amendment right goes as far as to extend the right of self-defense that the supreme court found that you have in the home to when you leave the home is another question spirally. entirely. and i think, ultimately, probably the what happens in congress is not going to be greatly affected, is not going to be greatly constrained by what the supreme court is going to allow. i think the court on things like regulation of particular types of guns, waiting periods, background checks and things like that is, will probably be willing to -- we'll probably be willing to allow that sort of thing. >> i wallet you all to know that -- i want you all to know that i've opinion sending mash notes to my wife who's away. [laughter] i know this is a big appointment for you every day, you may not see nightly news tonight, but chuck todd actually had a report on what the president's going to recom
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 3:00am PST
's gun-control proposals. while the government has come out against the plan, the numbers are pretty stark. 53% are favorable. 41%, unfavorable. more interesting as you go into the poll, the favorables are much more intense than the unfavorables. which means that we've heard for some time, richard wolffe, you know, the gun owners are so intense, and they're the ones that are going to always make phone calls and they're the ones that are always going to be engaged. in this poll and i'm sure we'll see it in other polls, a majority of americans are more intense about passing some sane gun regulation than are those small groups of people that are going to fight the political death over assault weapons and being able to have high-capacity magazines. >> a couple of things. first of all, if you break down the individual proposals, the support is even higher, right? universal background checks, you get way higher than 50%. and those numbers reflect the president's own favorability right now which says this is the moment when he can actually push this through because his own numbers are so hi
Current
Jan 23, 2013 4:00pm PST
our administration and our government fire someone whose gross actions left four people deeddead in benghazi. >> cenk: i believe this is called grandstanding and politics too. that's what is happening. quick, guys, who is damaged more by this, hillary clinton or the republicans. >> i think clinton escapes, and putting off this testimony to after the election. she's on her way out. she was able to get a lot of love from the democrats there. she's off and it will be brought up again and again and again by the right that's for sure. >> cenk: lindsay, quick thought? >> well, you know it is playing politics with this tragedy and i mean, i think hillary clinton gave great testimony today and defended her position. in her defense i mean, george tenant who was at the helm at the worst intelligence failure of our time and then led us into iraq with faulty intelligence. he never had this kind of grilling. he got a presidential medal of freedom in 2004. >> cenk: i remember when the republicans were outraged about that. no, i don't because that never happened. lindsay moran and michael hasti
FOX News
Jan 22, 2013 3:00am PST
: will america buy that we the people is now we the government. we will report. you will decide. >>brian: one guy i know does buy it. it looks like he'll have his media in the corner with the president of the united states. this network executive heard an article telling the president to pulverize and destroy republicans. you can go for their throats. we see him sunday with bob schieffer. we can't make this up. we'll review it only for you on "fox & friends." >>steve: it is the coldest day of the winter so far here in new york city. that is why it was a good decision to go indoors today. >>gretchen: you know even though i grew up in minnesota, i hate the cold weather. so let's pretend it is 90 degrees and go for it. >>brian: yesterday 600,000 people happy yesterday was a little warmer. it was at a minimum 800,000 shy from four years prior. the balls that followed, the parade that ensued. it's always a great day in america. >>gretchen: for me, beyonce. i see that you and i slept together again last night. >>brian: do you mean purple? >>gretchen: sure. let's do headlines. three americans were unfor
CNBC
Jan 24, 2013 4:00am EST
. there's pressure, of course, and governments are bringing in pressure to bring drug price down. where is the balance between the two? because, you know, we want cheaper drugs that provide for patients, but what does that do for you? >> you want, of course, affo affordable drugs, but on the other hand, we need new, good drugs because there is so much on the medical need. there are still so many diseases that are not supposedly treated. plus, science its made so much progress even in the last decade that there is an opportunity to come out with better drugs. and the simple message is the pharmaceutical industry understands that there has to be a certain control on the costs that cannot bring out of control. but on the other side, if you want to continue to have new drugs, we need to get, you know, rewarded for innovation. and this is a dilemma and not really all that is well understood by government. >> drought, very low yield from around the world. >> if value is good news, it's driving people to look for things that are going to help the world. what's the outlook for that? >> well, yo
ABC
Jan 26, 2013 4:00am PST
over america. and is often connected to an anti-government movement. >> leaving a lot of angneighbor angered and frustrated. >>> and sarah palin has split from fox news. >> we're finding out what drove that split. >>> and the miami heat star, lebron james, rushing the court to tackle a fan. what did he do to deserve that big bear hug, which seems to be an overwhelming hug. >> i don't think that was planned. >>> plus, the fearless ginger zee. our own ginger gets extreme at the x-games. we'll test her nerves with some of the top athletes on the slopes. never heard the word nerves. >> she is fearless. >>> let's start with the political power couple. unimaginable just a few years ago. barack obama and hillary clinton in their first side-by-side interview. these two locked horns publicly, repeatedly and vehemently back in 2008. what does this new tableau mean for 2016. abc's david kerley is in washington. good morning. >> reporter: if you turned on the tv, you wouldn't believe it. bitter rivals now fawning over each other as their working relationship comes to an end. >> it
MSNBC
Jan 28, 2013 10:00am PST
the laebtory is in the states where republican governors are governing, and they can put them to practice those principles as we saw with scott walker. god bless scott walker in his ability to stand firm on those principles and move the people to his view and position on why the economic strategy and approach he was taking was important for the longer term health of his state. those are the good examples of success -- those governors in very tough states for republicans by and large are doing well because they have married up those principles with the policies in a way that the american -- that the people in their state appreciate. not just the activists in the party. >> thank you very much. the state of emergency in egypt. we'll be live in cairo. >> how could the political unrest in egypt impact president obama's second term? you're watching andrea mitchell reports only on msnbc. [ coughs ] [ angry gibberish ] i took something for my sinuses, but i still have this cough. [ male announcer ] a lot of sinus products don't treat cough. they don't? [ male announcer ] nope, but alka seltzer plus sev
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